This drink was the midnight inspiration of a late night with co-workers when we tried to create a signature drink for each person we were with. This was by far the winner of the night, but after some clear thinking the following day, we realized that we had subconsciously re-created a French 75. Unfortunately for Kyle, after a few cocktails and to much laughter his cheeks get a little rosy, so the name stuck, and whenever we get together we enjoy a few Kylie Cats. There are some subtle differences with the Kylie Cat and a Traditional French 75 as we muddled the fruit to give the drink a bit more infusion. This slight modification does quite a bit for the overall complexity of the drink, it also gave it a lot more color than we expected. Don’t hesitate to experiment, this drink makes it really easy to add what ever fruit you may have in your fridge at the time. So maybe a better name would have been Kylie Cats French Revolution.
Take a martini glass or an old fashioned Champaign glass and fill with Ice and Water. Combine the lemon slices and cherries with the simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and muddled them together really well. Once properly muddled add the Grown Man’s Gin and and some ice. Shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds to ensure the drink has been properly mixed. Empty the contents of the chilled glass, and using a strainer pour the blended mixture into the glass. Once complete fill the remaining glass with Champaign and garnish with a thin slice of lemon.
- 2 ounces of Grown Man’s Gin
- 3- 4 slices of lemon (sliced into wheels)
- 2-3 Maraschino cherries
- 1-2 slices of Orange (sliced into wheels)
- 1 1/2 ounces of simple syrup